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  • in reply to: High Speed Rail Development in the US #341855

    MRipley
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    lifeontwowheels said:
    Which is all I’m pointing out. If someone wants to tout Air as an alternate/better proposal to HSR, great. If it makes sense do it. Just make sure it’s well connected so all people can use it.

    Yeah, the 3C wasn’t very well connected. I mean the rider from Pickerington, Grove City, Marysville, and the rest of the population that wasn’t near a station were hung out to dry. They would have been forced to drive a car, take a cab, or have friend ride them to the station. Happily they didn’t build it with such poor connectivety.

    in reply to: Natural Gas Drilling / Fracking in Ohio #426522

    MRipley
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    Thousands? Are they serious? Watch the video. It appears that someone at 10TV is mixing their ‘shrooms and alcohol again.

    in reply to: What Makes a Vibrant Downtown Columbus? #498762

    MRipley
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    Porky said:
    You’re right most of them have kids, and have pretty much settled into their routines, they think there’s nothing downtown for them but I beg to differ.
    It’s always interesting to hear their comments when they make it to a city festival, for example, and realize how much they are missing.
    And for boundary pourposes I would would include the adjoining neighborhoods.

    Let me say it – there’s nothing downtown that I can’t get in the suburbs which means no need or desire to go there. You can beg to differ all you want, but you’re thinking of your needs/wants, not mine. Well, except for the Steet Scene paper.

    in reply to: The Sale/Purchase of Nationwide Arena #340339

    MRipley
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    ricospaz said:
    If this city wants to become ‘big time’ it needs an arena and other amenities.

    Maybe the majority of its citizens don’t care whether the city has a “big time” image. They might be perfectly fine with a small town atmosphere.

    in reply to: The Sale/Purchase of Nationwide Arena #340336

    MRipley
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    jbcmh81 said:
    Apparently a lot of people believed otherwise.

    And based on a public vote the majority of people felt that an arena purchase was a bad idea – but hey, what do they know, right?

    in reply to: The Sale/Purchase of Nationwide Arena #340335

    MRipley
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    thirstychef said:
    Overpriced?

    Downtown Niagra Falls-$16 Burgers and $10 Beers

    Downtown Chicago-$15 Burgers and $8 Beers

    Columbus-$11 burgers and $5 Beers

    And don’t even get me started about parking in other major cities! Downtown C-bus is more than reasonably priced.

    Unless of course your callsign is “cheap”, which at least your being honest, even if not all that realistic about downtowns across the country.

    Downtown Marysville – $5 burgers and $2 beers. Bur Marysville isn’t Columbus and Downtown Columbus certainly isn’t Downtown Niagra Falls or Chicago.

    in reply to: The Sale/Purchase of Nationwide Arena #340327

    MRipley
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    cheap said:
    sometimes reality is negative.you can’t avoid it.

    Unfortunetely, true that. Won’t stop some from trying though.

    in reply to: Secret Car Compartment Law #483446

    MRipley
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    When going to a park, pool, sporting event, festival, traveling for work, or vacationing there many people that feel a locked compartment in a locked car is a safe place to safe keep your GPS, Jewery, Wallet, IPod, Phone, Cash, Laptop, etc.

    It’s even safer if the compartment is out of site and hidden. Face it, everyone knows about glove boxes and consols.

    in reply to: The Sale/Purchase of Nationwide Arena #340320

    MRipley
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    jbcmh81 said:
    lol, wow. “How dare you suggest opinions aren’t created equal!!! Your opinion is a joke!!” Love the irony.

    You’ve gone way past simply stating that opinions aren’t created equal. All you’re doing is trying to portray someone else’s opinion as invalid simply because it doesn’t follow yours.

    You’re incredibly easy to see through.

    in reply to: The Sale/Purchase of Nationwide Arena #340300

    MRipley
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    jbcmh81 said:
    I wouldn’t be against that, actually. I value schools as much as I value good development, and people often vote against their own interests when it comes to money. The general feeling here seems to be that Columbus, especially the downtown, would’ve just been better off still having a crumbling prison and parking lots in place of the AD.

    jbcmh81 said:
    Where did you get that from what I said? If I said that the sky was red and you said it was blue, would you say that those statements are of equal validity? Not saying people aren’t allowed to say/believe whatever they want. They can. That’s not the same as saying that everyone should be congratulated for what they offer.

    Fact: Taxpayers by vote made it clear that they did not want a fund a sports arena.

    Fact: Nationwide Arena was built by private investors, presumably at their own peril.

    Fact: Nationwide Arena and the CBJ have been a failure financially.

    Fact: City Council approved this deal in only two weeks without even having the full details of the agreement, or allowing the opportunity for public discussion or consideration.

    Fact: The far majority of employees in the Arena District hold jobs that are not tied to the success or failure of the Blue Jackets or the Arena.

    Fact: With the unwanted public purchase of this arena, the risk is now carried by the taxpayer while the fatcat investors that chose to build it are free and clear of the consequences of their decision.

    Fact: Nothing indicates that if the Blue Jackets/Nationwide Arena were to disappear tomorrow that the Arena Distric area would dry up blow away. Maybe a couple restraunts and bars would, but the district as a whole would keep moving on.

    The entire dealings and transaction were done without public input because the city/county officials knew that it was not wanted and the public would see this for what it is – a ripoff of the citizens and their tax dollars to allow the cities rich elite to escape the costs of their failed business decision.

    You can keep griping about how others opinions don’t count but fact is the only one seeing a red sky is you through the reflection of those rose colored blinders you choose to wear.

    in reply to: The Sale/Purchase of Nationwide Arena #340292

    MRipley
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    jbcmh81 said:
    Not really. Opinions aren’t created equal. Some are based on facts and information, some are not. This idea that everyone should get a participation ribbon for being able to open their mouths or type on a computer is a detriment to public discourse.

    Which means tht only yours and those who agree are correct. Of course.

    in reply to: The Sale/Purchase of Nationwide Arena #340245

    MRipley
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    thirstychef said:
    I get the feeling that many of the people so critical of the Nationwide Arena/CBJ did not want the franchise here in the first place.

    So it’s the hockey haters that are so critical? That’s a pretty lame attempt to justify a backhanded public buyout of a voter-rejected sports arena.

    in reply to: The Sale/Purchase of Nationwide Arena #340236

    MRipley
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    CalebR said:
    You know. Calling something the ghetto when its not the ghetto is very disrespectful. Maybe if you actually took your butt across the highway called I-270 you would see that only certains parts of the West Side are kinda bad. But ghetto? If you think our West Side is a ghetto than you’ve obviously never been to New York, L.A , Detroit, or Chicago. So from a resident of the west side to another misinformed citizen of Columbus, stop calling the West Side.. the ghetto.

    That’s coming from a well-traveled, ghetto-experienced teenager, correct?

    in reply to: The Sale/Purchase of Nationwide Arena #340235

    MRipley
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    ehill27 said:
    Because the point of the entire deal was to help the Blue Jackets offload financial burden. Providing financial benefits like naming rights, concessions and other things are not unprecedented in pro sports. It’s similar to financial incentives cities or states offers to businesses to relocate/remain or expand in the area.

    This scam isn’t an incentive program, it’s a public buyout of a failing business intended to benefit the wealthy former owners.

    in reply to: The Sale/Purchase of Nationwide Arena #340228

    MRipley
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    pedex said:
    I am curious, since the city owns the arena why is it still called nationwide arena?

    shouldn’t a name change be in order?

    I believe that Nationwide is now paying for the naming rights which one would think would go to the owners of the arena, but amazingly enough that money instead goes to the BlueJackets – a renter at the arena.

    Why in the hell would the county give its naming rights revenue to a renter?

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